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bill b va    Posted 01-08-2005 at 19:05:28       [Reply]  [No Email]

know exactly what i was doing . had got my physical exam at martinsburg wv and was on my way to san antone tx for basic training . took 9 months 2 tech schools and stationed in tx , ca ,fl and co before got home in va for a few days . thats a lot for hillbilly redneck .

MikeT    Posted 01-09-2005 at 08:12:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dec 11, 1958 I drove our 47' Willis Jeep into town to sign up for the Army Reserves. While there it started snowing. By the time I was done and ready to come home it was getting dark and the snow was 6" deep. I drove 10 miles home with no headlights and with the jeep in 4 wheel drive. When I got halfway back I met my dad coming to get me in our big cattle truck. I followed him home the rest of the way.

Dad made me join the Reserves. All his brothers (six fo them) had seen action in WWII and since it was peace time in 1958 I guess he wanted me to get it over with. By the time Vietnam started I had my discharge and was through college. Most of those high school buddies that laughed at me got drafted.

Les    Posted 01-08-2005 at 19:22:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was in boot camp there were a bunch of West Va. guys in my platoon. One of them, name of Hatfield, asked me where I was from. I told him. He said "Well, at least they won't call you a hillbilly". I told him maybe they probably wouldn't but it might be appropriate.
I guess he figured that was the ultimate insult.

mark    Posted 01-08-2005 at 19:52:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember a gent by the name of Robleski
from WV. Health and welfare dogs we're
always ripping up his rack and wall locker.

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